Lemon verbena, also known as Herb Louisa, is a small, woody, perennial shrub native to Chile, Argentina and Peru. In cooler climates, the plant is widely grown as an annual garden ornamental. It’s shiny, pale-green, lance-shaped leaves not only provide visual interest but also release a mild lemon-like scent when bruised or brushed against. As such, dried lemon verbena leaf is harvested at the end of the growing season and dried for use in herbal tea blends, topical infusions, perfumes, potpourri mixes and in other craft and cosmetic creations. Dried lemon verbena can also be used as seasoning for foods and beverages.
The leaf, fresh or dried, is used to flavor chicken, vegetables, rice, baked goods and various hot and cold beverages, including tea.
1oz dried Lemon verbena